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Suikoden II Bugfixes
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:00:00 pm »
This isn't mine, but it seems to have been kept under the radar over the years so I figure some would like to know.  This is a collection of bugfixes for Suikoden II, addressing most of the pressing problems.  Essentially, just about everything except for a retranslation is in here for most versions of the game (though some fixes are US only).  Yes, including ports of the fixes originally made to the PAL versions.

https://github.com/pyriell/gs2-bugfixes

I remember the same person made something similar for the first Suikoden that fixed only a few bugs (escape talismans, bribe, and a couple of the rune spells doing nothing I think), and it was dedicated to the 1.0 version of the US disc.  If anyone should happen to know where on the internet it ended up, let me know!

EDIT: I about forgot, the patcher is pretty much one of a kind.  The .bat file is how you start it up, but it runs perfectly fine under Wine.  Also, don't be afraid if it's taking a long time with one operation because the music patching takes a load of time.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 09:24:27 pm by Chronosplit »

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Re: Suikoden II Bugfixes
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 06:13:58 pm »
I remember the same person made something similar for the first Suikoden that fixed only a few bugs (escape talismans, bribe, and a couple of the rune spells doing nothing I think), and it was dedicated to the 1.0 version of the US disc.  If anyone should happen to know where on the internet it ended up, let me know!

http://suikosource.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12780&start=30#p157748

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Re: Suikoden II Bugfixes
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 07:32:44 pm »
http://suikosource.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12780&start=30#p157748
Ah ha, there it is.  Thanks a lot!

(BTW, for everyone else this works exactly the same way.  There's just a lot less in it.)
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Re: Suikoden II Bugfixes
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 01:30:53 am »
Cool,
what exactly does the game fix?

I recently started this game along with Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2), although both really aren't my style.
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Re: Suikoden II Bugfixes
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 02:14:46 pm »
Cool,
what exactly does the game fix?

I recently started this game along with Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2), although both really aren't my style.
On the GitHub's readme there is a detailed list, and it's actually a long list of fixes in general so I can't really talk about it in detail.  You can also tell it what to patch and what not to patch, so it's worth looking at anyway.  A quick rundown though:
-Major musical fixes, including a fix to a cutscene where a character was singing nothing.
-Rarely, a recruited character would be Lv99 from the start.  This happened at random.
-A castle gate wasn't a fixed item, so it could be pushed out of the way during the early part of the game. :laugh:
-A fix for a few untranslated elements.
-Importing a save file from the first game was messed up unless the main character's name started with an M.

For the first game, where there isn't a readme:
-Fixes a glitch where you could bribe any enemy in the game including bosses, therefore causing you to be able to escape any battle.
-Makes a couple of items not infinite use anymore as they should be.
-Two of the earth rune spells had incomplete code and did nothing.  There are two formulas for how they work.
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Re: Suikoden II Bugfixes
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 02:22:19 pm »
Cool,
what exactly does the game fix?

I recently started this game along with Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret of Mana 2), although both really aren't my style.
https://github.com/pyriell/gs2-bugfixes#patches-provided-by-current-release
Full list of bugfixes there.